Hi, i have done a quick review of the notebook i purchased so that any body considering buying an NEC notebook could get some feedback on its perfomance. I didn't find any other reviews on this site so i guess there not well known.
1.66GHz Core Duo T2300.
80GB hard disk.
LG GSA-4082N dual-layer DVD-RAM writer.
128MB ATI Mobility X1600 graphics.
15.4in 1280 x 800 LCD.
Express Card slot.
4 x USB.
SD/MMC/MS media card reader.
Windows XP Pro.
1yr RTB warranty.
359 x 255 x 34mm (WDH).
Other software included
Norton AntiVirus, Record Now!, Power Cinema
I think that's all for the specks, it didn't come with any extras apart from the remote control not a standard item and available on some models only. I have seen the remote advertised as costing $100.00, not a good price.
Top: Key board, Speakers, Internal Mic, Touchpad, Power Button, ECO Button.Front: Remote Control Receiver, 4 in 1 Card Reader, IEEE 1394 Port, Microphone In Jack, Line In, Headphones Out/S/PDIF, Top Cover latch, Power & Status LED.
Back: AC Power Port, 2 USB Ports, S-Video Port, Kensington Lock.
Left: DVI, Vent, Modem Port, lan Port, ExpressCard Slot.
Right: Optical Drive, 2 USB Ports.
I Have allready done the system rating so here are 3DMark/PCMark and a few timedemo scores.
GPU 425 MEM 378
Half life Stress Test 1280x800=48.05fps
The Half Life Tests where done with all the settings on high with full HDR lighting.
The doom 3 settings where done with the standard settings for each quality tested, low, medium,high,ultra.
The graphic card settings are under clocked by default with the GPU set at 425 and the Mem at 378. Having read a few reviews on notebooks with a x1600 that seems to be a common practice so i tried overcloking.
I installed the latest ATI Drivers with the ATI overclocking tool without any problems, i think the normal setting should be GPU 470 and Mem 470 but being a bit cautious i kept the settings to GPU 479 and the Memory at 459 so still a bit under clocked.
GPU 479 MEM 459
Half life Stress Test 1280x800=60.94fps
I'm happy with the results, all the games i have tried run fine. Games tested include,Half Life, Doom 3, Farcry, Quake 4, and BF2.
Now i don't think any Notebook is perfect and this one does have a few minor niggles, so this is my list of pro,s and con,s
1.Nice styling, love the glowing NEC logo on the lid and the overall colours.
4.Price, $1499 Australian Dollars.
5.Speakers, the subwoofer does its bit.
6.Quiet and cool, most of the time.
7.the best touchpad i have used.
1.Screen good but could have been better, Viewing angle not so good.
2.Stays nice and quiet under the pump but gets a bit warmer than i like.
3.Battery only good for 90 minutes under load, it did go better when the ECO button was used and got over 2 hours then.
4.Card reader only a 4 in 1 that wont take XD card.
That,s it, not much to complain about really. Hope this has been useful to the forum readers. Thanks, Frowning Monkey.